Sporting Facilities

There are a great range of sports that you can enjoy in in the Shire of Murray. Expand the sections below to explore the number of facilities we have available for your chosen sport.

To see what venues are available for online bookings, go to our Halls and Centres section or to the Make an Online Booking Page for more information.

Also check out the Murray Leisure Centre with the new heated indoor 25 metre and kids play pool as well as the hydrotherapy pool. There is also gym, group fitness classes, indoor courts for basketball and netball and more.

To find out the contact details of local sporting groups, call our Community Development Officer at (08) 9531 7777.

Netball

Why Netball?

Netball is the world’s most popular team game for women, and is played on all continents, in over 70 countries by over 7 million people. Within the Commonwealth netball has a higher number of active participants than any other sport.

Teams may include up to 12 players but only 7 may take the court at any one time. It is an amateur sport, is registered as an official Olympic sport and has been part of the Commonwealth Games program since 1990.

Netball Facilities in Murray

Want to Play Netball?

Call your local Netball group for more Information on team and game details or contact the Community Development Officer on (08) 9531 7777.

Basketball

Why Basketball?

Basketball is very popular as a casual way to exercise and as a competitive team sport. It is a fast-action game with lots of running and jumping, and provides a good physical workout. Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed.
Although official games of basketball require 10 players, you can play a game of basketball with just one other person.

Basketball Facilities in Murray

Want to play Basketball?

Call your local Basketball group for more Information on team and game details. Contact details can be found by speaking to our Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Football

Why Football?

The Australian Football League or AFL is the national league for Australian Rules Football in Australia. This sport is very popular throughout Australia for both boys and girls.

Whether its being part of a team or just having a kick with friends AFL is a fantastic form of excerise.

Football Facilities in Murray

Want to play Football?

Call your local Football group for more information on team and game details. Contact details of Football and other Sporting groups can be found by speaking to our Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Soccer

Why Soccer?

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and is an ideal sport for fitness, health, strength and endurance. Soccer, or football as it’s also called, is ideal for players of all ages. Soccer is very popular in Australia and is played both recreationally and competitively. Playing a basic game of soccer doesn’t require a large number of people or a soccer field; it can be as simple as having a kick with friends.

Playing soccer just for fun can be done in backyards, reserves or on beaches. All you need is a ball! You can also play soccer competitively by joining a local club, organised competitions and junior clinics.

Soccer Facilities in Murray

Want to play Soccer?

Call your local Soccer group for more information on team and game details or speak to the Shire’s Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Cricket

Why Cricket?

Cricket has been an established team sport for hundreds of years and is one of the most popular sports in the world. It originated in England and is today very popular in countries such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, the West Indies and South Africa.

Competitive cricket is essentially a bat and ball sport. It is played by two teams on a pitch and involves batting, fielding and bowling. There are 11 players a side and a game can last anywhere from several hours to several days.

To play backyard cricket you just need some friends, a bat, a ball and wickets. To play competitively, consider joining a local club

Cricket Facilities in Murray

Want to play Cricket?

Call your local Cricket group for more Information on team and game details or speak to the Shire’s Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Hockey

Why Hockey?

Hockey is a popular sport played by both men and women in many parts of the world.  A team sport, it involves hitting, pushing, or flicking the ball with a hockey stick into the opposing team’s goal.

Two teams of up to sixteen players each participate, with eleven allowed on the pitch at any one time. Typically played between single-sex sides, hockey is one of  few sports that can be played at any age. In Australia, hockey boasts players as young as five and up to eighty-one years old.

Hockey Facilities in Murray

Want to play Hockey?

Call your local Hockey group for more Information on team and game details or speak to the Shire’s Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777 for more details.

Tennis

Why Tennis?

Tennis is a very popular sport in Australia and is played by people of all ages. Tennis can be played by two people (called playing singles) or four people (doubles). Tennis is a sport that is characterised by a high level of skill as well as repeated short bursts of high intensity exercise over a match that may last several hours.

Tennis can be played as both a sport or as a recreational activity with friends and family. Either way, playing tennis is a good sport to maintain your health, fitness, strength and agility.

Tennis Facilities in Murray

Want to play Tennis?

Call your local Tennis group for more Information on team and game details or contact the Community Development Officer on (08) 9531 7777.

Golf

Why Golf?

Unlike most sports, golf can be played by anyone. Men or women, young or old. It can be played alone or in groups and can be played at different levels, socially or competitively.

Golf Facilities in Murray

Want to Play Golf?

Call your local Golf club for more Information. Contact details can be found by speaking to our Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Lawn Bowls

Why Bowls?

Bowls is enjoyed by people all around the world and because of it competitiveness, skill and the fact that it is a non contact sport, the game suits people from their teen years through to their nineties.

Lawn bowls is usually played on a large, rectangular, precisely levelled and manicured grass or synthetic surface known as a bowling green which is divided into parallel playing strips called rinks.

In the simplest competition, singles, one of the two opponents flips a coin to see who wins the “mat” and begins a segment of the competition (in bowling terms, an “end”), by placing the mat and rolling the jack to the other end of the green to serve as a target. Once it has come to rest, the jack is aligned to the centre of the rink and the players take turns to roll their bowls from the mat towards the jack.  The winner is the first to either 21,25 or 31 shots as determined by the controlling body.

Bowls Facilities in Murray

Want to Play Bowls?

Call your local Bowls club for more Information. Contact details can be found by speaking to our Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

BMX

Why BMX?

BMX is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia. BMX is one of the only sports where total family participation can take place. With riders as young as four and as old as fifty competing on organised race meetings throughout our Country, it is a sport which has no discrimination between boys, girls, mums and dads.

BMX Facilities in Murray

Want to try BMX?

Call your local BMX group for more Information on team and game details. Contact details can be found by speaking to our Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Mountain Biking

Why Mountain Biking?

Mountain Biking is a great way to exercise while also enjoying the environment around you. It can also be a competitive sport. Downhill courses are some of the most extreme and dangerous venues for mountain biking. As the name of this discipline implies, downhill races are held on steep, downhill terrain with extended climbing sections and with extended air time off jumps and other obstacles They include large jumps, drops of 3+ meters, and are generally rough and steep top to bottom. To negotiate these obstacles at race speed, racers must possess a unique combination of total body strength, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and mental control.

Mountain Biking Facilities in Murray

  • Dwellingup – Turner Hill Cycle Trail
  • Dwellingup – Marrinup Cycle Trail
  • Dwellingup – Munda Biddi Cycle Trail
  • Dwellingup – Murray Valley Pines Downhill
  • Dwellingup – Toms Crossing

Want to go Mountain Biking?

Call your local Mountain Biking group for more Information on trails and activities. Contact details can be found by speaking to our Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777.

Places to Skate

Why Skateboarding?

Skateboarding is a form of recreation and sport, popular among youths. You can skateboard alone or with a group of friends. It is no wonder that skateboarding is becoming more and more popular, and more accessible to everyone.

Other Places to Skate in Murray

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